If you are not a student, next week’s Go Green Week will probably pass you by unnoticed. Spearheaded by People and Planet, a movement dedicated to calling students to action on poverty and the environment, next week sees its annual push to get students to take action against climate change and to campaign for their educational establishments to become fossil free.
One of the most commonly broken new year’s resolutions is to exercise more and get fit. Some of those who fail will have mentally committed themselves to a daily run or brisk walk: unfortunately, unless you live in the Southern hemisphere, January is never a good time of year to commence upon an outdoor work out regime!
This week, BBC Breakfast is sharing the findings of its recently commissioned survey of the UK’s 30 million plus commuters. It should come as no surprise that almost a quarter of them find it stressful, and this figure rises to well over a third (38%) for those who travel to and from work by train. Another recent report has found that the average rail commuter pays up to six times more for their fares than their European counterparts, whilst a survey by the TUC late last year highlighted how there has been a significant rise in the length of commute for many people.
As the festive party gathers apace, many of us are already noticing the odd pound creeping up and know that come the New Year we will, yet again, promise ourselves to ditch the Christmas excess. But before you hastily sign up for public gym membership and join the battalions of non-attendees later in the year, take a look at how some of our customers have benefitted from creating their very own, private spaces in which to work out.
Whilst it doesn’t yet feel quite cold enough for winter, there is no doubting the season’s arrival as rivers across the country burst their banks and the sun begins its descent ever earlier as we unavoidably inch towards the longest night. Once Christmas is over and 2016 has been welcomed in, getting outside to soak up the sun’s scant offering of rays will be a distinctly unappealing prospect for all but the hardiest of outdoor lovers and owners of very lively dogs.